Free Event Open to Community

Caregiving is a challenging and transformative stage of life that has become the ‘new normal’ for millions of Americans. According to a 2017 Merrill Lynch Study, 40 million Americans are currently caregivers. These caregivers are providing assistance to nearly 50 million adults! It is a difficult journey filled with physical and emotional stress, fear and many times it even presents a financial burden. Pathways recognizes the challenges that come with being a caregiver. They have dedicated a day to honor those who spend their days and nights caring for a loved one. On Saturday, April 27, Pathways is hosting their Annual Caregivers Pampering Day. Open to the entire community, caregivers are invited to a free day of enjoyment, relaxation and pampering.

“Caring for an ill loved one is one of the most difficult jobs in the world and oftentimes goes unnoticed,” said Tammy Brannen-Smith, Director of Pathways for Grief and Loss. “We understand just how hard caregivers in our community work, and we want them to feel treasured and to take time for self-care.”

With the help of many volunteers and sponsors, caregivers will indulge in free services, including aromatherapy, massages, creative healing, mindful stress reduction, yoga, tea tasting hosted by Happy Lucky’s Teahouse, therapy dog companionship and much more.

Caregivers Pampering Day is a collaboration among Alzheimer’s Association, Dementia-Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado, Larimer County Office on Aging, Mountain View Presbyterian Church, Pathways and Volunteers of America. This special day is also made possible with financial support from Banner Health, Seniors Helping Seniors, Good Sam, UCHealth and the Aspen Club, Home Instead, MacKenzie Place, Windsong, Chris and Evan Hyatt, Mountain View and Senior Life Solutions.

About Pathways:

Established in 1978, Pathways is a nonprofit agency providing exceptional hospice care in the last months of life, palliative consultation and counseling for those with long-term serious illness and community-wide grief support for residents of Larimer and Weld counties in northern Colorado. For more information, visit